Bergi and I tried a game of Maurice. The figures re from Bergi's 15mm Napoleonic collection I had French he commanded the Russians. I opted to me the attacker so I go extra cards sot start (reading the rules again I also should have gotten an additional regular or 2 addition irregular units, but I hardly have reason to complain).
Bergi got in first blood smacking around my infantry with his Guns but I was fortunately able to rally the damage off.
This was a good learning game I find the system some what limiting. you can only activate one "unit" at a time. Your army commander cannot move unless you spend a card and you rely have to make sure he is in the right place at the right time. This limits your options and makes pre-planning your moves a key. In this game Bergi got into a situation were his Commander had moved over to support the cavalry and was unable to support the infantry with out spending 3 cards. I am not sure this was actually critical to the game, but it certainly felt important, and in anther situation could be critical.
I think I will do up a Maurice army, I may indulge my yen to create an "imagi-Nation" as the home for my force.
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